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Recycling: From Ganesh idols to chalks

  • As the Ganesh Chaturthi came to an end, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will be  using a baking agent to ‘digest’ Plaster of Paris (POP)  for curbing pollution of water bodies arising from idol immersion.
  • Besides the artificial tanks with ammonium bicarbonate solution to immerse POP idols in an eco-friendly  way, the BMC will be deploying a new strategy to recycle sulphate and calcium carbonate so that they  can be used as chalks and fertilizers.